The table below looks at the statistics for the Mobile Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mobile Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Tester
Rank 583 556 563
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Tester 18 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.027% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.029% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £194 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £385 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52738 47909 50224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.70% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33149 28976 28331
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2109 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Mobile Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Mobile Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK.

Mobile Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Mobile Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mobile Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK.

Mobile Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Tester
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 18 £325 - 7
London +3 14 £343 +14.16% 5
South East -17 4 £308 -8.88% 1
South West - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -

Mobile Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mobile Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Mobile Tester in their job title.

1 43 (71.67%) Android
2 42 (70.00%) Apple iOS
3 41 (68.33%) Mobile App
4 40 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (41.67%) QA
6 17 (28.33%) Calabash
6 17 (28.33%) Appium
6 17 (28.33%) BDD
7 13 (21.67%) TDD
8 11 (18.33%) Scrum
8 11 (18.33%) SQL
8 11 (18.33%) Test Scripting
9 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
10 9 (15.00%) Java
11 8 (13.33%) JIRA
12 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (10.00%) Automated Testing
12 6 (10.00%) C#
12 6 (10.00%) Automation Testing
12 6 (10.00%) Robotium
12 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (8.33%) Manual Testing
13 5 (8.33%) SpecFlow
13 5 (8.33%) Test Planning
13 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
13 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
13 5 (8.33%) Xcode
13 5 (8.33%) Selenium
13 5 (8.33%) Ruby
14 4 (6.67%) Handset

Mobile Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mobile Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Mobile Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.67%) uiautomator
1 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.67%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) LTE
1 1 (1.67%) GPRS
1 1 (1.67%) GSM
1 1 (1.67%) Internet
1 1 (1.67%) DVB
1 1 (1.67%) 3GPP
1 1 (1.67%) WLAN
1 1 (1.67%) WCDMA
Development Applications
1 17 (28.33%) Calabash
1 17 (28.33%) Appium
2 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 8 (13.33%) JIRA
4 6 (10.00%) Robotium
5 5 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 5 (8.33%) Xcode
5 5 (8.33%) Selenium
6 4 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.33%) Robolectric
8 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.67%) JBehave
8 1 (1.67%) JUnit
8 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.67%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.67%) Firebug
8 1 (1.67%) WATIR
General
1 1 (1.67%) Finance
1 1 (1.67%) Games
1 1 (1.67%) Banking
1 1 (1.67%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) RESTful
1 3 (5.00%) HTML5
1 3 (5.00%) HTML
2 2 (3.33%) JSON
3 1 (1.67%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.67%) Xamarin.iOS
3 1 (1.67%) iOS SDK
3 1 (1.67%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (68.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.67%) Handset
3 1 (1.67%) User Experience
3 1 (1.67%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.67%) iPhone
3 1 (1.67%) Open Source
3 1 (1.67%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) IPTV
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile Games
3 1 (1.67%) STB
Operating Systems
1 43 (71.67%) Android
2 42 (70.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.33%) Windows
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.67%) webOS
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.33%) BDD
3 13 (21.67%) TDD
4 11 (18.33%) Scrum
4 11 (18.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 5 (8.33%) Test Planning
7 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.00%) Kanban
8 3 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 3 (5.00%) OO
8 3 (5.00%) Regression Testing
9 2 (3.33%) Content Management
9 2 (3.33%) Performance Testing
9 2 (3.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) SQL
2 9 (15.00%) Java
3 6 (10.00%) C#
4 5 (8.33%) Ruby
5 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Degree
1 2 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (41.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) Symbian
2 2 (3.33%) Apple
3 1 (1.67%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.67%) HP
3 1 (1.67%) Google
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